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Arizona

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Arkansas

  • Upcoming Change for Title V ACC and SAM Reports Electronic Submissions to ADEQ  - 

    ADEQ recently announced that starting January 1, 2020, the Title V Annual Compliance Certification (ACC) reports and the Semi-Annual Monitoring (SAM) reports will no longer be accepted by emailing Air Submission at airsubmission@adeq.state.ar.us. To »

  • Trinity Opens Fayetteville Branch Office  - 

    Trinity is pleased to announce that it has opened a branch office in Fayetteville to better serve clients in Northwest Arkansas. The main Arkansas Trinity office remains in Little Rock. For assistance please contact Amy Moore in Trinity's »

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California

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Colorado

  • Proposed Regulation 22 in Colorado  - 

    On February 6, 2020, CDPHE released the draft rule language for Colorado's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting and Emission Reduction Requirements rule ( Regulation 22). Regulation 22 is divided into two sections - Part A and Part B. Part A describes GHG »

  • EPA Reclassifies Denver Ozone Nonattainment Area to Serious  - 

    On December 16th, EPA announced the finalized determination to reclassify the Denver Metro/North Front Range (DMNFR) ozone nonattainment area from “Moderate” to “Serious.” The reclassification will require the state to submit revisions to the state »

  • Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook  - 

    On November 13, 2019, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) published the Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook and associated guidance document. The Emissions Calculation & Regulatory Analysis Workbook is »

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Connecticut

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Illinois

  • Upcoming Reporting Requirements for Illinois Facilities  - 

    The beginning of the year is always the busiest time for environmental reporting for Illinois sources. The following is a summary of major environmental reports due in the first few months of the year.Semi-Annual Monitoring ReportsMany of the Clean »

  • Fee Increases on the Horizon  - 

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) announced plans to initiate stakeholder fee increase discussions for three environmental programs in 2020: water, hazardous waste, and air.The Water Protection Program most recently increased fees in »

  • Changes to Manifest Requirements for Nonhazardous Special Waste  - 

    On November 22, 2019, the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) proposed in Volume 43, Issue 47 of the Illinois Register to make amendments to the manifest requirements for transporting special waste.In the current regulations, the IPCB requires »

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Iowa

  • IDNR EASY Air is Live  - 

    IDNR's new online permitting software, EASY Air is now live. IDNR's electronic services website has resources for guidance and background information. IDNR recently held a detailed training webinar on how to use EASY Air and that recording should be »

  • IDNR Draft 2018 Impaired Waters List  - 

    The IDNR is seeking public comment on a newly released list of impaired waters in Iowa. Public comments will be accepted from November 14 through December 28, 2019. The primary recommendation is to remove 27 impairments from the 2018 list once EPA »

  • Air Quality Client Contact and EASY-Air Update (CC) Meetings - November 21, 2019  - 

    IDNR held their semiannual Air Quality Client Contact meeting on November 21, 2019. IDNR also held a meeting to discuss the status of the Iowa EASY-Air system which is set to launch on December 4, 2019. The presentation can be found on the Iowa »

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Kansas

  • KDHE Revising SIP for the 2010 SO2 Primary NAAQS  - 

    KDHE is proposing to revise the Kansas Air Quality State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Implementation, Maintenance, and Enforcement of the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Requests for a public »

  • Annual Storm Water Inspections  - 

    As we enter December, make sure your facility has completed their annual storm water inspection requirements for 2019! If your facility is covered under KDHE's General NPDES permit, you are required to complete the following on an annual »

  • Training Reminder  - 

    As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly train all applicable employees at the frequencies noted:SPCC »

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Louisiana

  • LDEQ Proposes Amendments to MACT Determinations for Non-HON Sources  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ proposed amendments LAC 33:III.5130 and 5132 ( AQ373). The rule will codify leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs for Louisiana Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Determinations for Non-Hazardous Organic »

  • LDEQ Issues Multiple Potpourris for Various Air Regulations  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ issued three potpourris for various air regulations. The first, 1909Pot2, regards substantive changes to Proposed Rule AQ383 Regulatory Permit for Boilers and Process Heaters (LAC 33:III.323). The second, 1901Pot3, »

  • LDEQ Finalizes Water Quality Updates Affecting LPDES Permits  - 

    On September 20, 2019, LDEQ finalized amendments to the Water Quality regulations through two separate actions. The finalized rules, WQ101 and WQ103, have no changes from the June 20, 2019 proposed rules. Facilities that hold LPDES permits to »

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

  • MassDEP Proposes Amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control  - 

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has proposed amendments to 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) Chapter 7.00 Air Pollution Control that include the following:Exempt Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework »

  • MassDEP 2018 Source Registration Due on February 7, 2020 for Triennial Filers  - 

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has released web forms for 2018 Source Registration (SR) emissions reporting for all triennial (every three 3-year) facilities that are due to file 2018 data. These facilities are »

  • EPA Approves Massachusetts SIP Revision  - 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions on November 13, 2019. The rule is effective December 13, 2019. The revisions addressed »

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Minnesota

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Missouri

  • Comment Period Open for Proposed Revisions to Air Regulations  - 

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is currently accepting comments on proposed revisions to 10 CSR 10-6.030, Sampling Methods for Air Pollution Sources. The proposed revisions update the incorporation by reference of USEPA test »

  • Comments Open on Missouri 2019 Monitoring Network Plan  - 

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has released the draft 2019 Monitoring Network Plan. This plan describes the ambient air monitoring stations used to determine compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Missouri's »

  • EPA Regional Offices Restructure  - 

    Effective April 15, all USEPA Regional Offices have restructured to match the structure of EPA Headquarters. Previously, each regional office had its own structure. The restructuring is intended to streamline decision-making and make it easier for »

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Nebraska

  • NDEE Guidance - Haul Road Requirements  - 

    NDEE's guidance document 18-006, Haul Road Q&A for Air Quality Permitting was published April 2018 and details general permit conditions for haul roads based on facility size.Large sized facilities (>20,000 vehicle miles traveled [VMT] per year for »

  • Training Reminder  - 

    As we near the end of the year, make sure your facility is up to date on environmental training! If your facility is subject to any of the following programs, you are required to regularly train all applicable employees at the frequencies noted:SPCC »

  • NDEE Update - SLEIS  - 

    Beginning in 2020, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE, formerly NDEQ) will require all air emissions inventories to be submitted electronically through the online State and Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). If you are »

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Nevada

  • Clark County DAQ Implemented Adjusted Fee Schedules  - 

    Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) updates their fee schedules annually to reflect the previous year's Urban Consumer Price Index. Updated fee schedules, effective January 29, 2020, have been implemented for Major Sources, Minor Sources, »

  • NDEP Air Program Implements New Fee Schedule  - 

    The changes to the fee schedule proposed by Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's (NDEP's) Air Program were approved by both the State Environmental Commission and the Legislative Commission. The most significant changes and effective dates »

  • NDEP Releases Draft Baghouse Testing Requirements Determination Guidance Document  - 

    The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) - Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) is developing a new system for determining the frequency of testing requirements for baghouses associated with non-combustion emissions at facilities of »

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New Hampshire

  • Amendments to Air Permit Application Forms  - 

    The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) published adopted amendments to the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules - Env-A 1700: Permit Application Forms on January 14, 2020. The changes were effective January 6, 2020.All »

  • Proposed Amendments to Env-A 1700 Permit Application Forms  - 

    The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) published proposed amendments to the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules - Env-A 1700: Permit Application Forms.The existing rules for permit applications are found in Env-A 1700, »

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New Jersey

  • NJDEP Quarterly Industrial Stakeholders/Air Permitting Group Meeting Updates  - 

    On Friday October 4, 2019, the NJDEP held their Quarterly Industrial Stakeholders/Air Permitting Group Meeting (ISG). A summary of the key items discussed is provided below.NJ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)The New Jersey Department of »

  • RGGI Re-established in New Jersey  - 

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) finalized its carbon dioxide (CO2) budget trading program, effective June 17, 2019 under N.J.A.C. 7:27C. The rule re-enters New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and »

  • Change to the Annual Emission Statement Deadline in New Jersey  - 

    On August 2, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) clarified that the electronic Annual Emission Statement (AES) for subject facilities will henceforth be due May 15 rather than June 15 each year.Facilities subject to »

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Ontario

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Oregon

  • Oregon Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Clean Fuels Program Update  - 

    The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed amendments to streamline reporting under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHG RP) and the Clean Fuels Program (CFP), as well as require third-party verification for certain »

  • LRAPA Identifies Facilities to Review under New Cleaner Air Oregon Rules  - 

    On November 26, 2019, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) released the Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) prioritization results, which identified facilities in the Eugene/Springfield area that will be called into the program during the first 12 »

  • CAO Hazard Index Proposed Rule Available for Public Comment  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed the Cleaner Air Oregon Hazard Index rule available for public comment until November 22, 2019. This proposed rule (redline version) assigns more protective health standards to toxic »

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

  • RIDEM Proposes Regulation for Climate Resilience Fund  - 

    On September 23, 2019, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed regulations to create a Climate Resilience Fund of $5,000,000. The funds will provide grants to Governmental and Non-profit entities for »

  • Proposed Revisions to the Rhode Island’s RACT SIP  - 

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) published proposed revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) with respect to reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and »

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South Carolina

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Texas

  • TCEQ Emissions Inventory Updates For Reporting Year 2019  - 

    Emissions Inventory (EI) reporting applicability is based on attainment status of the county where the site is located, the potential to emit (PTE) of regulated pollutants and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and actual emissions of regulated »

  • TCEQ Short-Term Guidance for Storage Tanks Has Been Updated  - 

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has revised their short-term guidance documents for estimating emissions from both fixed roof and floating roof tanks, to reflect the latest updates to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) »

  • Ozone Nonattainment Redesignation - How Does it Impact your Permitting Plans for 2020?  - 

    On September 23, 2019, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) nonattainment areas were reclassified to “serious” nonattainment for the 2008 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, major »

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Utah

  • Guidance on Utah’s R307-130 - General Penalty Policy  - 

    On January 8, 2020, the Utah Attorney General's Office discussed compliance and enforcement with the Utah Air Quality Board. They presented on R307-130, General Penalty Policy. Given the State's trend of increased focus on compliance and »

  • Proposed Title V Fee Increase for 2021  - 

    Each fiscal year, the State of Utah includes a fee as part of its Operating Permit Program, which is required by Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This fee funds all direct and indirect costs associated with administering the program, »

  • UDAQ Proposes Maintenance Plans for PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas  - 

    On June 5, 2019, the EPA proposed a Clean Data Determination (CDD) for the Salt Lake City 2006 24-hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area (NAA) of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Additionally, they finalized the CDDs for the Logan and »

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Virginia

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Washington

  • Implementation of New Air Toxics Rules by Washington Agencies  - 

    On November 22, 2019, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) finalized changes to the state's toxic air pollutant (TAP) rule in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-460. The rule took effect on December 23, 2019. The changes to the TAP »

  • Updated Industrial General Stormwater Permit Effective January 1, 2020  - 

    On November 20, 2019, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the final Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISGP) covering years 2020 through 2024. Ecology issued the final permit following a period of public comment on the »

  • Ecology Proposes Updates to Toxic Air Pollutant Rule  - 

    On June 4, 2019, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) formally proposed changes to the state's toxic air pollutant (TAP) permitting program in WAC 173-460. The TAP program is part of the Notice of Construction (NOC) air permitting program, »

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Washington, DC

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Wisconsin

  • WDNR Debuts New Way to Track Air Permit Progress  - 

    A new progress bar has been added to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Permit Search Tool. The new progress bar, replacing the Permit Milestones table, is displayed at the bottom of the Permits and Permit Applications tab on each »

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Wyoming

  • Ozone Action Days Happening Early in the Upper Green  - 

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) has already issued ozone outlooks and action days this winter for the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) in southwest Wyoming. Ozone outlooks are issued when meteorological conditions conducive to »

  • Carbon Capture in Wyoming  - 

    The University of Wyoming is collaborating with Rocky Mountain Power, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Wyoming Governor's office to conduct a study on the feasibility of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and beneficial use.The study will focus on »

  • BLM Wyoming Releases Greenhouse Gas Toolkit, Requires Submission with All APDs  - 

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Wyoming has prepared a toolkit for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and gas development. The toolkit estimations should be completed by Wyoming operators and submitted to the BLM, so the »

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